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It's Judgement Day
March 21, 2008

Well, I have finally started the site makeover. I wonder if you've noticed any changes? Here's the link to my Home Page if you want to take a look.

I'd love to know what you think. Feedback is very important.

By the way, there is now a photo on the About Me page. I don't like having my photo taken. This one was taken at a family gathering and you can see my lovely Mum's arm around me. I would've loved to leave Mum in the photo, but I know she wouldn't have liked that.

After the February newsletter, I had a few inquiries asking "what is a carpenter's pencil?" I felt silly for not explaining it properly, sorry.

My husband is a plumber by trade. He used this oblong shaped pencil to mark the spot where pipes or roof sheeting needed to be cut. It is the same length as an ordinary pencil, but it's flat - about 1/2 inch wide. The lead would be a quarter inch wide. Side on, the pencil would measure an eighth of an inch high. The grooves in the lead would add a special effect to a drawing. All these little things lead towards creativity.

What's New at

There's a new page about Doodle Drawings. This should put your creative mind in gear.

Tip of the Month

Don't keep drawing things that you know you can draw successfully.

Yes, you are still practicing and using your skills, but you're not developing them!

Work out what daunts you and search for a way to draw it in a style that suits you.

For example, by experimenting with stippling and shading, you might be able to come up with ideas and ways to overcome problems.

You can use a grid to train your hand, it provides reference points to guide you.

Plus, there's always the benefits of using tracing paper.

These are the tools that you can use to overcome any obstacles.

Thank you,, for taking the time out of your busy day to read this issue.

You can simply reply to this email if you wish to contact me.

Take care of you,


"Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer." - Star Rich├ęs

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